The challenge winners were drawn on Saturday 4th May and notified by email. Sorry if you weren’t lucky enough to win but thank you to everyone for taking part – whatever distance you managed. The discount code we emailed to you last week is valid until 19th May online or in our shop as a token of our gratitude.
Ben at VeloViewer has done some number crunching to allow us to highlight some of the outstanding contributions during the challenge. A big thank you to Ben for all his help over the last 2 months, we couldn’t have done this without him. We can’t give you a Strava badge but maybe you’ll want to put your achievement into your Strava profile.
Unfortunately the data was only available for VeloViewer users so if you’re not in there then that’s probably the reason. These are final and will not be re-awarded if evidence of doping comes to light.
During the 50 days of the challenge entrants on 6 continents collectively logged over 728000 kms / 452000 miles.
Best photo posted on Twitter.
Russell Carson for this photo showing the weather that most Northern Hemisphere entrants experienced for much of the duration. What a difference a few weeks makes.
We’ll be running more Strava based challenges later in the year so please keep an eye on your email or the Club page. In the meantime our daily prediction competition is running for the duration of the Giro on Facebook.
Finally, here are the finisher numbers and the lucky winners.
54 entrants finished 1 Classic. The merino collar winners are Nicholas Hatton, Lee Poole, Sam Voysey, Luke Smallman and Chude OG Egbuniwe.
71 entrants finished 2 Classics. The arm warmer winners are Patrick Mariani, Sam Brown, Eoin Carroll, Andy Powell and Frank Drennan.
71 entrants finished 3 Classics. The Road Riding classic T winner is Jeremy Gould.
66 entrants finished 4 Classics. The compression top winner is Andy Jackson.
51 entrants finished 5 Classics. The Bordeaux or Merlot jersey winner is Neil Edwards.
37 entrants finished 6 classics. The roadwear jersey winner is John Ehrlinger
162 entrants finished all 7 classics. Incredibly the roadwear set winner was also one of the joint first finishers, Jim Vreeland. Lucky as well as dedicated.
It’s been a long winter and here at Vélobici we’re excited that the evenings are finally getting lighter and spring is on the way! To celebrate the start of the European cycling season we’re giving away over £1000 worth of our British designed and made cycle wear in our Spring Classics Challenge.
Ride the equivalent distance of one or more of the 7 Spring Classic races to have the chance to win one of 15 great prizes, including a full set of our top of the range roadwear worth £270. The more Classics you ride, the bigger the prize you can win, but you'll need to ride a minimum of 185 miles!
The Challenge is open to all riders from around the world.
Simply join The Vélobici Bicycle Club on Strava for free to record your rides. It's a fantastic way of recording your miles, tracking your progress and joining challenges. Any ride, no matter how short, will count towards your total.
We’re being kind and giving you a little longer to churn out the miles, so rides completed between 3rd March, the first day of Paris-Nice (The Race to the Sun!), and 21st April, the last of the brutal one day Classics Liege-Bastogne-Liege, will all count towards your total distance completed.
The pros will complete the 7 races in 7 days but we're giving you 50 days to see if you can complete the same distance.
Winners will be drawn on first day of the Giro D’Italia on 4th May.
Prize details and distances are below. Carry on to the bottom of the page to enter.
NOTE; If you've entered the Challenge late don't worry. Any miles you've logged on Strava after 3rd March will be counted. You may join the competition at any point until the final day - 21st April 2013.
Ride the equivalent of Milan – San Remo (185 miles) – 5 chances to win one of our seamless superfine 100% organic Merino wool Cable collars.
Add the 148 miles of Gent-Wevelgem (total 333 miles) – 5 chances to win a pair of our seamless 100% Merino wool thumb-holed Arm Warmers in grey or black.
Add the 159 miles of the Tour of Flanders (total 492 miles) – A chance to win one of our hard wearing and top performing Road Riding Classic T-Shirts. Black or grey in embroidered Supplex fabric, with a ride pocket on the back.
Add the 158 miles of Paris-Roubaix (total 650 miles) – A chance to win one of our seamless Performance Compression Base Layers. These are specifically developed for cycling and feature a seamless gripper hem.
Add the 156 miles of The Amstel Gold Classic (total 806 miles) – A chance to win one of our Bordeaux or Merlot 100% organic Merino jerseys from our knitwear range. Superfine. Seamless. Sublime.
Add the 120.5 miles of La Flèche Wallonne (total 926.5 miles) – A choice of one of our Van-Abel or Van-Dapper full zip cycling jerseys. Too many technical features to list, these are the culmination of everything we’ve ever wanted from a cycling jersey.
And finally complete the set with the 160 miles of Liège-Bastogne-Liège for a grand total of 1086.5 miles – one lucky participant will be rewarded by receiving a full set of our Roadwear, worth £270. Van-Abel or Van-Dapper jersey and bib-shorts.
To enter the competition you need to submit your name and email address below then follow the instructions on the next page for joining the Vélobici Bicycle Club on Strava.
To record your rides you’ll need a compatible GPS device – Garmin Edge, Garmin Forerunner, iPhone 3GS or higher or Android 2.2 device or higher. Apple and Android devices require the Strava app from the relevant App stores.